January 21: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In this Restaurant Report, critical violations concerning canned goods were cited at two local restaurants on their state health inspections.

We begin in Henrico. Stuffy's at 9780 Gayton Road had 5 critical violations. The report says some dented cans were being used. But the owner says a can had just fallen off the shelf, but they always return dented cans. He says the restaurant has been completely remodeled, all the violations corrected and the staff re-trained. The owner says they value inspections to make sure everything is done right.

Moving to Richmond. Grill City at 212 W. Brookland Park Boulevard also had five critical violations. The inspector wrote the restaurant repeated the violation of having commercially processed milk in the fridge that should have been discarded 26 days earlier. All violations were corrected during the inspection and the restaurant earned a perfect score on a follow-up inspection.

In Chesterfield, Triple Eight Chinese Restaurant had 4 critical violations. A cutting board was not sanitized after use. The restaurant had one critical violation in a follow-up inspection, which was corrected.

For this week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award, we travel to "noodleville." Said Noodles & Company manager Jack Meriweather, "We serve pastas from all over the world, basically from a pad Thai ... to macaroni and cheese for kids."

Noodles & Company at 7291 Battle Hill Drive in Mechanicsville has earned perfect scores on all of its health inspections over the last two years. Said Meriweather, "We have a really great training program and are always reiterating safety and cleaning procedures with our team."

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